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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Farmington's First Grist Mill

The grist mill allowed the first crops of wheat and corn to be milled into flour, which greatly increased the kinds of food the settlers ate, as well…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Rumford - Page 1 of 4

… and shingles, shovel handles, grains from the grist mills, cheese and starch making facilities, and wool carding products.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Dixfield - Page 4 of 5

… of Boston, was authorized to build the first grist mill, the first saw mills and develop the water power that flows out of Lake Webb, down Webb…

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Crosby

Crosby Crosby's Grist Mill Store also calle Old Brick Store, Hampden, built in 1807 Item 28116 infoHampden Historical Society

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Western Maine Foothills Region - For The Love Of Paper - Page 2 of 4

… supplies normally needed in the operation of its mills? It took careful planning and considerable ingenuity to keep the Oxford mills operating.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Continental Paper Bag Company

Many of the women worked at the mill while still in their teens. Adeline Gallant recalled the mill closing so the women could go see the men leave to…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - For The Love Of Paper - Page 4 of 4

The Rumford mill fit perfectly into Boise's growing family of pulp and paper mills. It equipped the company with its first major manufacturing…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Regional and Town History

In the late 19th century, as paper mills, textile mills, and shoe factories proliferated along the Androscoggin, additional waves of immigrants, in…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Hugh J. Chisholm, Sr. - Page 1 of 2

… and around the Falls, his plans for dams, canal, mills, a power company, and a water district could not be finalized.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Building Boom and Piers above the Falls

The rivers were the main way of getting the logs to the mills at that time. The piers were built on the river ice during the winter months (January…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - For The Love Of Paper - Page 3 of 4

This addition would require many alterations and additions to processes though out the mill. The greatest change was that process waters had to be…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… from this mill was used in most of the structures in the village. Hunter later built the adjacent building and operated a grist mill there.